uses 100 black boxes as a metaphor for reconstructing key 100 works in art history with elements of digital art, deep learning, and algorithms, etc. Reassembling 100 Blackbox is based on the artist’s reflection on the complex proposition between analog and digital art.



Reassembling 100 Blackbox 01 : The Garden of Earthly Delights – Bird, Human and Geology

The Garden of Earthly Delights – Bird, Human and Geology

4K video, color, sound, 00:01:36, 2021

In the triptych “The Garden of Earthly Delights”, Hieronymus Bosch depicts the Garden of Eden, Earth and Hell in an apocalyptic-like manner, in which the relationship between birds, beasts and humans is in chaos and danger.  The artist attempts to borrow the context of the painting “The Garden of Earthly Delights” and uses generative adversarial networks in artificial intelligence to create a digital sci-fi version. In an algorithmic black box, the painting is translated into a digital virtual space in which birds (canaries and other birds), humans (code-covered human beings), and geology (the terrain extracted from Paradise on Earth) are rendered as virtual forms.The canary represents a warning of risk and chaos, the code man represents the subjectivity of code in blockchain and artificial intelligence, and the three different types of geology represent the huge amount of electricity that the blockchain relies on coming from nature, land and mineral deposits, and metaphorically the potential ecological risks. In addition, the Genesis scenario depicted on the outside of the triptych is mentioned to be replaced with the blockchain creation board.

Exhibition and award:
36th Stuttgarter Filmwinter, FITZ Theater animierter Formen, tri-bühne, and the Kunstbezirk, Stuttgart, Germany (2023)
Die Digitale Düsseldorf, Weltkunstzimmer, Düsseldorf, Germany (2022)
Seeing With No Eyes: Video & AI, Microscope Gallery, New York, USA (2022)
Super Fusion – 2021 Chengdu Biennale, Chengdu Museum of Contemporary Art, Chengdu, China (2021)
Shortlist, SAP Art Award, ARTCLOUD China (2021)
Evolution – The Future of the Public, Central Academy of Fine Arts Art Museum, Langfang, China (2021)
Ars Electronica Festival 2021, Ars Electronica Gardens, Linz, Austria / Online (2021)
Short List, Upapāduka BCA& Kusama Network Global Digital Art Competition (2021)

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